Kyc There are two complete translations of “Journey to the West”. . “Monkey” is Arthur Waley’s delightful rendition of Wu Cheng-en’s “Journey to the West”, one. renowned translator of Chinese and Japanese literature, Arthur Waley. .. When Arthur Waley abridged and translated Journey to the West in , he gave. THE JOURNEY TO THE WEST Translated and Edited by Anthony C. Yu. IN Arthur Waley, the foremost British translator of Chinese and.

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Thhe, I can recommend this book pretty enthusiastically to some people at there. This is one of the four classic Chinese novels. Its funny, I read about 50 pages of this then lost the thread and started struggling with who was who, to such an extent that I put it down for a few months.

Email required Address never made public. Very interesting if you’re hoping to get closer to the source material, disappointing if you want the fun and drama of good storytelling.

Monkey: The Journey to the West by Wu Cheng’en

The fact that this was taught in journsy of my college courses convinces me that I must have missed something. Published January 12th by Grove Press first published A Supplement to the Journey to the West c.

I’m glad I read it, however, as everywhere I went in China, I saw evidences of this Chinese superhero and his famous deeds.


This time it stuck, I sailed through the rest of the book, and really enjoyed it. I’m glad that I give wets another chance.

Monkey: The Journey to the West

They meet several bodhisattvas and fight fierce monsters, before finally arriving at Buddha’s palace. Watch the film all the time with my grandma when I was a kid. Out of the four Chinese classics, this is by far my favorite book. Yu and is published by the University of Chicago Press. I would recommend this book for fiction readers, particularly if you have an interest in the superhero genre or Chinese literature. I am very glad I did.

Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here It’s a delight to read, a thoroughly modern action-adventure storyline that embodies the classic ‘journey’ narrative and packs it to the brim with all manner of outlandish incident and constant humour.

The Journey to the West 2 9 May 26, I especially loved the beginning of the book, when Monkey rules over his own kingdom and causes chaos in Heaven which is supposed to symbolize the government. Then such and such happened. The book is like many books of the west, written a century or so later, a picaresque work, but so much more entertaining, the adventures speed by.

Refresh and try again. Mar 05, Lara rated it arthkr liked it Shelves: I would recommend it if you are looking for classics to read that aren’t Western in origin.

So while Monkey may be overpowered, he does experience personal growth over the course of the story. I was never chomping at the bits to read it, and kind of had to make joudney get back to it sometimes, but every time I started again, I was loving every minute of it.


Sorry, your blog cannot atthur posts by email. Journey to the West may be roughly divided into three parts: Sometimes he is captured by sexy she-demons who want to steal his precious bodily fluids, who he resists despite their moth eyebrows and golden lotus feet. Feb 02, Jim Peterson rated it it was amazing Shelves: The original was chapters long and after trying to read more scholarly translations I found to be too literal and way too dry It reminded me of reading the scholarly translations of Gilgamesh I chose to go with an abridged version – and I am glad I did.

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Mar 04, Ran rated it really liked it Hhe The novel offers a pleasant mixture of action, adventure and comedy. It reminds me of Don Quixote in that it was written hundreds of years ago in a land far away, yet parts of it are laugh-out-loud funny to this 21st century American.

They are then returned to be rewarded by the Buddha. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.